The Heart Treasure of The Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Conduct – VIRTUAL RETREAT
With H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche
October 7 - November 25, 2022
The Tara Mandala community is grateful to announce that H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche will teach on The Heart Treasure of The Enlightened Ones, a text written in verse by Patrul Rinpoche that affirms his unsurpassed realization of the view, meditation, and conduct of Dzogchen.
Patrul Rinpoche, Orgyen Jigme Chökyi Wangpo (1808–1887), was a wandering practitioner in the ancient tradition of vagabond renunciants, and became one of the most revered spiritual teachers in Tibetan Buddhism. As a scholar, and living a life of utmost simplicity, he was a strong advocate of the joys of solitude, stressing the futility of worldly pursuits and ambitions. The memory of his life’s example offers us today a fresh source of inspiration as practitioners. One of his best-known works alone, composed in a cave above Dzogchen Monastery, The Words of My Perfect Teacher, is the guidepost and support for countless practitioners on the path.
H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche will offer these teachings via Zoom on Wednesdays and Fridays from October 7 to November 25 — see the specific dates below. He will be supported with translation by Adam Kane.
VIRTUAL RETREAT SCHEDULE
Listed times are the online portions of the retreat. All times are Mountain Time.
Please use this link to see how this daily schedule translates into your timezone.
FRIDAYS: 8:00am – 10:00am MT
October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
WEDNESDAYS: 8:00am – 10:00am MT
October 12th, 19th and 26th
November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
Who Should Attend?
- This retreat is open to everyone.
How Do I Prepare?
- Patrul Rinpoche’s root text and its translation will be provided to participants as a PDF to download during this retreat.
- We recommend reading Dilgo Khyentse’s Commentary on The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones, available for purchase here: The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: A Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
What is a Virtual Retreat?
Virtual Retreats are Tara Mandala At-Home intensive retreats, teachings and in-depth workshops during which practitioners receive dharma teachings, engage in guided practice, experience hands-on learning, and connect with other participants through an easy-to-use online platform (Zoom) during consecutive days (with few exceptions) and daylong offerings. This modality of learning is appropriate for practitioners who are able to create a practice container of their own, setting aside a dedicated retreat space, removing themselves from social media, and taking care of necessities with the mind of compassion in action for the specific dates and times that the teachings occur.
Virtual Retreats are meant to be attended live given that direct transmission (Tib. lung) may be given. However, access to recordings of the sessions are available for additional viewing for various timeframes specified by the price level selected.
Tara Mandala is working to expand opportunities for access to Buddhist teachings and practices while offering an equity-informed fee structure when possible. With our new tiered pricing, we strive to make the Dharma more accessible to all while furthering the important conversations that must happen around current structures that inhibit equal access to underprivileged communities. We encourage you to select the registration tier at the highest level within your capacity to assist Tara Mandala in covering the costs of offering these wonderful teachings while also benefiting from access to the recordings of the teachings post-retreat. We thank you in advance for your support and your practice!
$651 – Tier 1 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 30 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the basic costs for this retreat and allows Tara Mandala to maintain sustainability.
$781 – Tier 2 (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 1 year from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level covers the program costs for this retreat and provides additional support for the year-round work of Tara Mandala.
$521 – Access Level (includes access to recordings of all sessions for up to 7 days from the end of the retreat)
Registration at this level is offered below the cost of holding this retreat to assist participants with financial limitations and encourage the exploration and practice of dharma.
Choosing the Tier 1 or Tier 2 levels allows Tara Mandala to continue to make dharma teachings accessible and inclusive while also allowing its year-round operations to continue and expand while being a repository for wisdom literature, a center for translation, a beacon for the feminine in Buddhism. Tara Mandala is an active dharma organization and retreat center that provides refuge for deep practice and transformation. There are many ways to support and engage with Tara Mandala’s worldwide activities. Click here to learn more. We appreciate your support and generosity!
Offering dana to the teacher: The practice of offering dana, which means “generosity,” is the traditional offering the student makes to the teacher as a symbol of appreciation, gratitude, and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings. Information on offering dana to the teacher will be provided during the virtual retreat. To learn more about dana and suggested dana ranges, please click here.
Payment Plans and Financial Assistance
Tara Mandala has two scholarship funds and offers deferred payment plans as resources for anyone with financial limitations. For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarships and Financial Assistance Page.
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your retreat discount to this program.
H.E. Chung Tulku Rinpoche comes from an unusual yak-herding family with 7 sons, 5 of which have been recognized as tulkus. He is the third son, and second tulku of the family. He was born in Bhamarpo in Bhutan, very close to the sacred three-peaked mountain of Gangkharpunsum, which represents…
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